Thursday, May 31, 2012

North Carolina disaffiliated from natural law

North Carolina Republicans, outlawed sea-level rise.  House bill 819 pulled a Moses.  State planners and scientists are predicting a meter rise by the end of the century, modeled on accelerating polar ice melt and ever warming temperatures.  This means NC's coastal roads and developments need to be located  to what will become the new shoreline, existing assets may need to be abandoned in the coming years.  Many states are using these same aprox. 40" rise in water level for long range planning, as are many nations around the world.
North Carolina though put a stop to sea level rise, speeches on the floor derided scientist and their computer models made by witches and people who recycle cans.  Bill 819 mandates the projection only use recent historical data to project a rise.  Historians not scientist will determine this issue.  So, the last few years the sea has risen and by wisely flat lining the near past  increase the sea has been restricted to a maximum 8 inch rise.
See, it's easy to fix global warming.  Make it illegal, fire the scientist, and move on.  Next item vagina's, who owns'em who controls'em.

Canada, not to be outdone gave termination notice Monday to all 50 scientist who study one of their only two neighbors, their largest neighbor, the ocean.  Reason given was for the last 20 years all we got out of these guys was warnings about pollution, endless documents about rising acidity and temperatures and water, loss of ice, and notices of declining fish, seal and bear populations.


  1. If you don't like the message, shoot the messenger.

    As Sophocles said in Antigone,"No one loves the messenger who brings bad news."

    Plutarch's Lives has this line: "The first messenger that gave notice of Lucullus's coming was so far from pleasing Tigranes that he had his head cut off for his pains; and no man daring to bring further information, without any intelligence at all, Tigranes sat while war was already blazing around him, giving ear only to those who flattered him...". (Wikipedia)

    1. Whit;
      Tigranes? Hmmm, which state is that Republican from?
      I've read a lot of ancient literature and history, can't recall ever reading Plutarch's Lives, interesting.

  2. The ostrich method of dealing with inconvenient facts. Which have a liberal bias, anyway...

    I would think this is all a joke, but unfortunately, the joke's on us.

    1. I notice that too, facts about the environment tend to be bias towards non-GOP non-corporate wishes.

  3. Darrel,
    Science scares the thumper right. If they cannot present evidence to deny science - then they legislate rules preventing the teaaching of it and fire those that speak of it.

    Do you need any more reasons to vote Democratic?

  4. Fringe,
    For their next magical trick, they can declare peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians and so it shall be.


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